Misunderstood

Sometimes, you feel angry to a friend who hurt you. Simply, you feel misunderstood. But would never want your friends to understand where you are coming from because if they do it only means that they have experienced the kind of pain that you never wish to happen to anyone.

You still want them to believe in ideal things, a bright future and undying love. That preparing for the said future keeps them going for they serve as a balance and remind you of your old self. That once in your life, you have been too anxious of the future.

As a friend, remind them that no one is in control and whatever plans they have for the future will not turn out perfectly as they planned.

There would always be twists in life. And by that time, wish them to see the gift of living in the now.

Planning is good but should not lead to anxiety. The illusive future is beautiful. But nothing beats how the present takes a breath away.

True, it’s not about the plans but how you enjoy the journey, the people as you reach towards the future that you are hoping for.

You don’t live in the future. Don’t let it control you.

Phenomenon

People should learn how to detach themselves from anything that pained them. The process is difficult but learning how to be detached from surreal ideas keeps a person not away from pain but to handle the feeling well. It helps a person to channel his energy into something productive. Once you are focused doing things for yourself, it might be a new hobby, a more challenging task at work or simply getting involve on things which you find interesting is a good way to start, you’ll tend to appreciate the phase that you are in right now.

FOCUS IN THE NOW. Listen to people’s ideas, drop the unhelpful thoughts and absorb and reflect on the helpful ones.

Be true to yourself, you are in pain. It hurts so bad because you have no control over it. You can’t change the situation and the only thing you can do is to face the reality that things are not happening the way you want it.  That no matter how much efforts you give, it seems that it would never be enough to get what you want.

Nothing is wrong with you. It’s how you perceive things and your stubbornness that are wrong. Listen, you cannot change a person’s feelings towards you. You can never dictate a person to feel what you want him to feel. And thinking about it all day long is not the right way of handling the process.

LET GO.   You must let it go. Stay focused in the now. Exactly at this very moment, think of what you can do. Exercise? Read a book? Meet a friend? Spend time with yourself? Set goals? Just think of the now, not about tomorrow, not about the future, not about regrets from the past. Inhale. Focus on what you are doing. Don’t think of what might go wrong. Don’t think of not having your heart’s desires.

LET LIFE DO ITS THING. Phenomenon happens for certain reasons. Series of events, human made or not but it does happen in an instance surprisingly without any delay. It shatters life. Catastrophically, changes our plans. Everyone’s life is a series of phenomena, abrupt, life threatening, earth shocking and catastrophic. But phenomena are interesting. It could be tested without even knowing the result of several hypotheses. That propositions can be like people. Some will be solidified through experimentation and some will be nullified, some would stay because we are still curious as to how they affect the phenomena. We postulate hypotheses; we theorize until one’s curiosity is satisfied.

Our feelings, how we associate love to people, how we curiously observe the details, how we cling onto our subjective hypotheses without scientific basis, without being tested, without statistical support will reach a conclusion but now just be in the process…

Project Kapiranggot: Swim and Run for Cardio/LIIT

After 6 months of mostly 10-minute cardio before resistance training, I decided to dedicate at least 2x a week to cardio exercises.

Why? I just want to try it and would just look at the results after 3 months. Lol!

Currently, I’m doing resistance training 3x a week and cardio 2x a week. I just want to discuss what I do for cardio.

I love swimming and it has been a part of my life since I was 16. Swimming pool is very accessible to me so I decided to include a 30-minute routine. I only rest for 10 seconds if I feel like resting but I keep on moving for the whole 30 minutes. It’s like a nonstop 30-minute swim in slow/moderate phase.

I also do a 30-minute run, usually on the treadmill.

Warm up: 5-minute walk.

Running: I do the following or sometimes, I play with the interval.

5-minute slow/moderate

1-minute fast

5 min slow/moderate

Slow down: 5 minute walk

 How to enjoy? 

VARIATION: I mix running and swimming. Sometimes, I swim right after running or vice versa. There are also lazy days when I feel like just swimming or just running.

GOAL: Sometimes, I extend for a couple of minutes but I encourage myself to NEVER exercise for less than 30 minutes.

COMPANION: Recently, I found some new friends who joined me in running. So, if I’m too lazy to run, they are there to motivate and inspire me that I have to.

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EXPLORE: It was first time to run in an oval. I was so happy that a friend introduced this place to me.

 

Sigh, just some more few thoughts, I think, I am not alone on this. I’m not the only person who feels like the results don’t give justice to the efforts. BUT! It’s a lifetime process. I know,there will come a day that I’ll be happy with the result. 🙂

FOR NOW… I’ll enjoy what I do for cardio.

Project Kapiranggot: Progress Motivation

A weeks ago, I was surprised when Rebecca Louise posted on her IG my progress photo

I was in a way, sad because of slow progress. Eventhough, friends were there to cheer me up and kept on saying that I already made a long way, I still felt like that I was not doing my best.

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This was sent by a new friend

But thanks to the people I meet and would meet who share the same interest and weight struggle. I am very happy to get a chance to talk to people and see comments. I am very much willing to share my journey and to also listen to their stories.

In the end, we are all products of what we think and do. I’m impatient to see more results. WE CAN DO THIS!

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